Women's Water Polo
    USC Wins MPSF Championship In Overtime Against Stanford

    May 2, 2004

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- Freshman Brittany Hayes' goal with 16 seconds left in regulation tied the game as the No. 1 USC Trojans rallied for an 8-7 overtime win against the Stanford Cardinal to win the 2004 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship. Anna Pardo and Moriah Van Norman each scored in overtime as the Women of Troy clinched the automatic berth for the NCAA Championship next weekend at Stanford.

    The Women of Troy extend their school-record win streak to 27 games and are now 27-0 on the season while Stanford falls to 20-4. USC wins its first-ever MPSF Championship in women's water polo.

    Loyola Marymount and Hartwick College have earned automatic berths for the NCAA Championship and the fourth team, which will receive an at-large bid, will be determined early this week.

    SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE GAME TIME SCHEDULE 15 11 a.m. 11th Place - UC Irvine 8, Pacific 5 16 12:15 p.m. 9th Place - San Jose State 7, Arizona State 6 17 1:30 p.m. 7th Place - UCSB 11, Hawaii 7 18 2:45 p.m. 5th Place - Cal 8, San Diego State 6 19 5 p.m. 3rd Place - UCLA 6, Long Beach State 4 20 6:15 p.m. 1st Place - USC 8, Stanford 7 (OT)

    Stanford 2-3-1-0-0-1---7   (20-4)
    USC      2-1-2-1-1-1---8   (27-0)

    RECAP: Championship Game: USC out-scored Stanford 2-1 in overtime to come away with an 8-7 win over the Cardinal in the championship game of the MPSF Tournament. In OT, Anna Pardo scored her third goal of the game at 0:02.67 in the first overtime, giving USC a 7-6 lead. In the second overtime, Moriah Van Norman scored at 0:53.86 to give the Women of Troy an 8-6 lead. Stanford had one final goal, at 0:33.03 by Lauren Faust, but USC was able to run out the clock and earn the victory.

    USC's Brittany Hayes sent the game into overtime with a goal with 0:16:32 left in regulation, her second goal of the game. The goal came after a Stanford ejection at 0:40:30, giving the Women of Troy a man advantage. Stanford had the ball at the end of regulation, but was not able to get a shot off, sending the contest to overtime. The Cardinal led 5-3 at the half as back-to-back goals by Kelty Luber propelled the Cardinal. Two third quarter goals by USC's Pardo tied the game at 5-5, before Christina Hewko's goal at the end of the quarter gave the Cardinal a 6-5 lead. Hayes' goal at the end of the contest was the only goal in the fourth quarter.

    The victory by USC was its first MPSF Championship in women's water polo and extended a perfect season for the No. 1-ranked Trojans who are 27-0 and earn the league's automatic berth in next weekend's NCAA Championships at Stanford. Stanford had won three of the past four MPSF titles and conclude the regular season at 20-4. All four Cardinal losses came at the hands of USC this year. The loss ended a seven-game Stanford win streak. STAN GOALS: Lauren Faust (3), Kelly Luber (2), Laurel Champion, Christina Hewko USC GOALS: Anna Pardo (3), Brittany Hayes (2), Erin Wilson, Liz Simms, Moriah Van Norman GOALIE SAVES: Meredith McColl, Stanford 5; Kelly Graff, USC 9

    11 a.m. 1 2 3 4


    UOP 1 1 2 1 - 5 4-30

    UCI 3 0 2 3 - 8 10-21

    RECAP: 11th place game: Robyn Kaake scored five goals to lead UC Irvine to an 8-5 win over Pacific in the 11th place game. UCI jumped toa 3-0 lead before the Tigers scored four consecutive goals to take a 4-3 lead at 4:20 in the third after Amanda Tucker found the back of the net for a second time. Kaake then scored her third goal at 0:48 to tie the game at 4-4 and Melissa Fernandez gave UCI the lead for good at 0:20 in the third. Kaake would score two more goals in the fourth quarter (5:30, 4:52) to secure the Anteater win. UOP GOALS: Amanda Tucker (2), Morgan Diehl (2), Julia Snyder UCI GOALS:Robyn Kaake (5), Melissa Fernandez, Erica Nicholson, Erica Horman GOALIE SAVES: Danielle Sartori, UOP 10; Sunceray Chamblee, UCI 7

    12:15 p.m. 1 2 3 4


    ASU 2 1 1 2 - 6 12-19

    SJSU 1 2 2 2 - 7 16-16

    RECAP: 9th place game: Katie Morgan's second goal of the game, at 2:41 in the fourth quarter, was the game-winner as San Jose State defeated Arizona State 7-6 in the 9th place game. Laura Scott scored three goals for SJSU, while Mary Beth Cox added two. Trailing 6-4 in the fourth quarter, ASU tied the game on back-to-back goals by Katie Hedley (4:06) and Heather Rempfer (3:17) before Morgan's heroics. ASU GOALS: Katie Davis, Tessa Wyborny, Raelyn Ritchie, Kimberlee Stevens, Katie Hedley, Heather Rempfer SJSU GOALS: Laura Scott (3), Katie Morgan (2), Mary Beth Cox (2) GOALIE SAVES: Jennifer Sanderson, ASU 4; Michelle Rozzen, SJSU 5

    1:30 p.m. 1 2 3 4


    UCSB 3 4 1 3 - 11 16-16

    Hawaii 1 0 3 3 - 7 13-15

    RECAP: 7th place game: The Gauchos jumped to a 7-1 halftime lead and coasted from there to win the 7th place game 11-7 over Hawaii. Katy Kunkel and Jennifer D'Anna both scored four goals for UCSB. Kunkel and D'Anna both tallied three first half goals, while UCSB goalie Christy Medigovich finished with seven goalie saves. Seven different players scored for UH. UCSB GOALS: Katy Kunkel (4), Jennifer D'Anna (4), Alaina Whitaker, Aimee Stachowski, Erika Clark UH GOALS:Makana Whitford, Beth Novick, Malia Tarayao, Rilea Stober, Brittany Dames, Darcy Scott-Hosaka, Tamara Molina GOALIE SAVES: Christy Medigovich, UCSB 7; Leanna Hahn, Hawaii 11

    2:45 p.m. 1 2 3 4


    Cal 4 2 1 1 - 8 17-12

    SDSU 3 0 1 2 - 6 26-9

    RECAP: 5th place game: Jodie Needles scored three goals to lead Cal to an 8-6 win over San Diego State in the 5th place game. Cal broke a 3-3 tie with three unanswered goals to take a 6-3 halftime lead. Needles, who scored all three goals in the first half, scored her final goal at 0:30 in the second to give Cal a 6-3 advantage. Holly Hartzell scored at 6:07 in the third to cut the deficit to 6-4, but goals by Allison Gold (4:54, 3rd) and Natalie Nelson (5:54, 4th) gave the Golden Bears an 8-4 lead. Cal goalie Lauren Dennis finnished with 14 saves. CAL GOALS: Jodie Needles (3), Lindy Spieker, Katie Card, Allison Gold, Annie Wight, Natalie Nelson SDSU GOALS:Sandy Onweller (2), Holly Hartzell (2), Elana Cervantes, Savanah Kelley GOALIE SAVES: Lauren Dennis, Cal 14; Ashley Zabel, San Diego State 8

    5 p.m. 1 2 3 4


    LBSU 1 1 0 2 - 4 21-9

    UCLA 1 2 2 1 - 6 22-5

    RECAP: 3rd place game: Molly Cahill and Kristina Kunkel both scored two goals to lead UCLA to a 6-4 win over Long Beach State in the 3rd place game. The Bruins led 3-2 at the half and pulled ahead 5-2 after goals by Cahill (4:54) and Kunkel (3:25) in the third quarter. The 49ers got two fourth quarter goals from Robyn Gordin (5:32, 0:07), but couldn't muster enough offense on UCLA goalie Emily Feher who finished with seven saves. 49er goalie Bri Hawkins had a stellar game finishing with 12 saves. LBSU GOALS: Robyn Gordin (2), Angelica Garcia, Roberta Stewart UCLA GOALS: Molly Cahill (2), Kristina Kunkel (2), Katie Flanagan, Kacy Kunkel GOALIE SAVES: Bri Hawkins, LBSU 12; Emily Feher, UCLA 7